Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My truck keeps dying

asked by on

A few days ago this started my truck died and the started up again after a a while the cables were loose so I tightend them and it stopped but todayit died a few times on the road again and once it started back up again on its own my check engine light is not on what could be wronh

My car has 232957 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. This sounds like an issue Check the wires to the starter and ignition switch. Look for any loose wires on the starter and starter relay. Look for any loose ground wires around the fuse box. Check for any loose wires around the ignition switch. If the wires are in good shape and have tight connections, then you will need to replace the ignition switch. If you need assistance, a certified YourMechanic technician can come to your location to help diagnose your car’s issues with shutting off while driving.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I have a hole in the gas tank.

A hole in the gas tank can be dangerous and should be fixed right away. There are shops that can repair fuel tanks, though it is much better to replace the entire tank. As for the starting issue, if it...

Q: What are my issues?

If you are unable to move the alternator pulley by hand it needs to be replaced. There has been a bearing/bushing failure, more than likely, and the only choices you have are to rebuild or to replace the alternator. On...

Q: Truck stalls when loaded

Hello. The stalling could be caused by several different things. The truck's engine timing could be off, the air fuel mixture could be wrong, or the fuel pump might not be working as it should. My suggestion would be to...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...